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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

01-S1447 on Sep 21, 2001

Decided Nov 19, 2001
Bill Sponsorship: the Aviation Security Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 31 Senators and 25 Reps
    Establishes the Transportation Security Administration, including:
  • civil aviation security, and related research and development activities;
  • day-to-day Federal security screening operations for passenger air transportation and intrastate air transportation;
  • policies, strategies, and plans for dealing with threats to transportation;
  • domestic transportation during a national emergency, including aviation, rail, and other surface transportation
  • management of security information, including notifying airport or airline security officers of the identity of individuals known to pose a risk of air piracy or terrorism or a threat to airline or passenger safety.
H.R. 2951 is the corresponding House bill. Became Public Law No: 107-71.


  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Federalize aviation security

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-S1447

Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
John Breaux s1oLA Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Jean Carnahan s1oMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Max Cleland s1oGA Democratic Senator (Former) 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Tom Daschle s1oSD Former Democratic Senator 
Mark Dayton s1oMN Democratic Governor 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
Byron Dorgan s1oND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
John Edwards s1oNC Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Fritz Hollings s1iSC Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Major Owens s1oNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Harry Reid s1oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ted Strickland s1oOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Paul Wellstone s1oMN Democratic Senator (Former) 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 01-S1447

Sam Brownback s1oKS Republican Governor 
Conrad Burns s1oMT Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007) 
Tom Davis s1oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jo Ann Emerson s1oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Greg Ganske s1iIA Former Republican Nominee (2002) 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Jim Leach s1oIowa Republican 
John McCain s1oAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 
Charlie Norwood s1oGeorgia Republican 
Jim Ramstad s1oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Marge Roukema s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Gordon Harold Smith s1oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Stevens s1oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Fred Upton s1oMichigan Republican 
John Warner s1oVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 



Independents participating in 01-S1447

Harold Ford s1oNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 32
Republicans: 23
Independents: 1


















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